So how are they going to make these businesses legal? After attending several Planning Board meetings I got the impression they are going to try and pull a misdirection on everyone. The Planning Board is also trying to better define “Home Occupation”.
I personally believe you have to make the situation legal before you change it. I do not believe you can correct an illegal situation while it is illegal because you can only compound the problem. I do not want to see anyone lose their livelihood or cause problems for our neighbors but no one should be above the law regardless of who they are. These business owners know the impact of their actions. These are our friends and neighbors we are talking about and I only wish there was some way in which to make everyone happy but I do not see how you can do that legally especially after the town has shut down some businesses and allowed others to operate.
I see no real solution to this problem without shutting down these businesses. This is going to be especially hard when these business owners are protected by the “Good Old Boys Network”. The “Good Old Boys Network” is fighting very hard to protect their friends. The town has to eliminate this “Good Old Boys Network” club before we have more situations of the same popping up.